Posts tagged Sandwich
We had a look at the first month’s adoption rate for KitKat earlier, with Google’s latest and greatest checking in at a lowly 1.1 percent of all Android devices that visit Google Play. In reality, that 1.1 percent represents a lot more devices that it might seem.
Right now, KitKat is easy to pin down. It’s on the Nexus 5, the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7, the Nexus 10, most Moto X phones, and both the Google Play Galaxy S4 and HTC One. That's obviously more models than run iOS 7 — Apple still rules when it comes to getting updates on devices in a timely manner — and it's a testament to the various More >
The BlueStacks App Player software that allows PC and Mac users to run Android apps on their computers have been updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The emulator has been “stuck” on Android 2.3 Gingerbread for a while now, and while Ice Cream Sandwich is no Jelly Bean or KitKat, it still provides a good enough environment for running Android apps on other devices than… well, Android devices.
It will probably be a while until BlueStacks will be further updated to newer Android OS versions.
Then again, in case you just want to emulate Android on a computer, you don’t really need the More >
BlueStacks, the Android application emulator for PCs, has finally received a major software update. Before now, it’s been running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, believe it or not. It’s finally seeing the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich today, though.
BlueStacks doesn’t really benefit from many of the advantages of newer operating systems, but it still doesn’t hurt to finally get it off of the incredibly ancient Gingerbread, at least for increased app compatibility. There are many apps that take advantage of APIs that are only available in 4.0 and up, and BlueStacks can finally run them. If youMore >
It’s that time of the month when we get to see how well different versions of Android are doing, and the numbers look pretty good for Jelly Bean. Last month, Jelly Bean devices accounted for 33% of Android devices, which has improved about 5% to 38%. Ice Cream Sandwich devices slipped a bit over 2% to account for 23.3%, and Gingerbread devices are holding strong at 34.1%, although it’s worth mentioning that Gingerbread devices on API level 9 have disappeared completely.
Overall, Google holding out on Android 4.3 is definitely helping Android manufactures slowly catch up their devices toMore >
Facebook Home — the new app suite announced today by Mark Zuckerberg at the 'Facebook's New Home on Android' event — has been confirmed in an after-event Q&A session to be compatible only with devices running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. That means any phones or tablets running an Android version older than 4.x are out of luck when it comes to using the upcoming Facebook software.
Right now the official list of phones that'll support Facebook Home at launch is as follows: HTC One, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Galaxy S3, More >
Android state: Jelly Bean goes up to 16.5%, Ice Cream Sandwich sees minimal drop, Gingerbread still king
It’s March already, which means we have new stats from Google for the Android ecosystem, where Gingerbread is still king, at least according to new data collected by Google during the 14-day window ending on March 4.
Jelly Bean has climbed just over 3% compared to last month – now at 16.5% market share – although it’s worth pointing out that Android 4.1 is at 14.9% while the latest Android 4.2 version is only at 1.6% share.
Ice Cream Sandwich has dropped from 29% last month to 28.6% and Gingerbread is still very much in the picture, with More >
Vertu announces $10,000 Android phone – titanium and sapphire on the outside, Ice Cream Sandwich within
Vertu, perhaps best known as a purveyor of ridiculously expensive Symbian phones, has turned its attention to the Android smartphone market with a new device, dubbed the Vertu Ti. In keeping with what you'd expect from this kind of brand, the Ti is pegged as a luxury device, as is reflected by its €7,900 ($ 10,000) price tag.
On the inside, the Vertu Ti isn't all that remarkable — there's an unnamed 1.7GHz dual-core processor powering the show, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, as well as a 1.3MP front-facer, a 3.7-inch WVGA screen, 64GB of storage and pentaband DC-HSDPA More >
For a long time now, Gingerbread 2.3 has been the dominant version of Android. More than 50% of devices ran Gingerbread up until recently, despite the OS being years old. Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean are catching up and have taken 29% and 13.6% of the Android pie, respectively. That’s 12.2% on Jelly Bean 4.1 and 1.4% on Jelly Bean 4.2
As the graphic above shows, Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich are running on more and more devices. There are a variety of reasons for this. People are buying newer devices running the newer operating systems. Sony’s 2011 Xperia line up have all been More >
Yes folks, this post isn’t a flashback to a year ago. The HTC Thunderbolt is actually receiving the much elusive ICS update for the device. This update upgrades the Thunderbolt to Android 4.0.4 with Sense 3.6. Head to Settings > About phone > Software update to see if your update is ready.
Considering ICS came out almost a year and a half ago, I’d like to say it’s better late than never… But this is as late as you can get. Anyone still using this as their primary device?
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Latest Android Distribution Chart Shows Gingerbread Still On Majority Of Android Devices, But Jelly Bean And Ice Cream Sandwich On The Rise
It’s February friends– so that means it’s time for the latest edition of the Android Distribution Chart highlighting what OS it is that us Android folk are using on our devices. Similar to what we saw in the last edition, Gingerbread is still on the vast majority of Android devices, but the overall number continues to decline at an almost free-fall rate. As of the time of this writing, Gingerbread is found on about 45% of all Android devices, down over 2% from the number seen in the previous Distribution Chart. In addition, the number of Jelly Bean devices continue to creep upwards as we More >